After a long day at work, cooking an elaborate meal often sounds less than appetizing. Thinking of new, easy recipes on the spot is enough to make anyone reach for the phone and order pizza for the third time in a week. Not to mention the annoyance of scrolling through three pages on a recipe writer’s spiritual awakening before you even get to the ingredient list. We’ve been there, too, and we’re here to help. Cadia Crossing’s team sifted through a variety of recipes and found some fun, fast meals to add to your weekly cooking favorites.
For a slightly less guilt-ridden pizza night, make your own! This naan pizza recipe helps you skip the dough-making process. Pick up a package of naan at the grocery store and whatever ingredients you want. Each piece of naan comes small, so each person can design their own personal pan pizza, instead of fighting over toppings. The bake time is about 10 minutes, and you’ll be creating your own versions of this recipe in no time.
Homemade Mac & Cheese
Why reinvent the wheel? Macaroni and cheese is a staple for weeknight dinners for a reason. It’s fast, it’s delicious, and no one complains about it. Turn up your game with this homemade mac and cheese recipe to class up a classic. Add some bacon, spinach, or corn to elevate your dish to the next level, and sneak in some greens. Simple, delicious, done.
Smoked Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan
A one-pan meal makes prep time easy, and – even better – it makes cleanup time shorter, too! Try this delicious recipe featuring smoked sausage and veggies. Simply dice, spice, and bake for about 15 minutes. The recipe also suggests different options for a lower calorie meal. Easy, quick, yum.
Turkey & Broccoli Pastry Braid
This last one might sound hard, but it’s a simple and easy meal that is also a great way to trick yourself into eating more greens. Taste of Home’s Turkey and Broccoli Pastry Braid Recipe is essentially a fancy Hot Pocket – in a good way. Just stuff thawed pastry dough with turkey, veggies, cheese – whatever you want – and bake for 20-25 minutes for a crunchy quick meal.
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